January 1st, 2011

idol7

Happy New Year

We're going to start the New Year off right!!!

Did you miss the deadline to sign up this season?

Did you end up getting eliminated far sooner than you would have liked?

Did real life get in your way and you either had to drop out or were eliminated when you used up the last of those byes?

Want a Second Chance to make it right?

"Second Chance Idol" will be posting a sign up sheet soon.

What is it? It's another shot at getting it right.

Just like Idol, running alongside it for "a little while", but with one big difference - you can EARN chances to get back into the REAL game!

It's not a reset button or a letting one or two people back in because of a special power. This is your own entries, with your own polls - and yes, a different topic.

You will be given a chance to get back up to speed, and back with the main competition. It's up to you if you are going to take it or not.
idol7

Green Room - Break - Day 11

How is 2011 working for you so far?

Still working out on the kinks? What is Ray Davies doing in your house anyway, and why do you have him doing exercises?

If you are like me, you spent last night passed out drunk and had to find your way home this morning, from a city you have never been before, in a room full of naked people you don't recall ever meeting.

But if you aren't - then maybe you saw the announcements that went up yesterday - http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/407352.html , the special powers that have now entered the game just in time for Phase 2 and of course the Second Chance Idol - http://community.livejournal.com/therealljidol/407687.html

Just a couple notes on SCI: There are no byes and the special powers in the actual game cannot be used to influence anything over there. At the end of it, there will be two groups of people - those eliminated and those "back" in the real competition!

But yes, people coming into the game *is* going to impact that "using your byes" strategy. You might have to get by without them/use them sparingly for a little longer than you thought! (or shorter if enough people, frightened of their positions in the tribes, opt for taking the gamble of moving over to a second chance position! I guess we will see!!)

That's just one of the implications going forward! It should be fun!

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Speaking of fun - keep in mind that the main competition is gearing back up soon! The break is almost over, and it's back into the thick of it!!

edit to add - The special powers thread is being updated to reflect the contestants who have received those powers, as they are officially recognized.